Campus Project Support Selects Needy Organizations

Wendi L. Vaughn

Over the past two weeks the Associated Students of GCC has debated over which campus organizations will receive money from the Campus Project Support (CPS).

Every semester, ASGCC sets aside $17,500 for CPS applications. All organizations on the campus are eligible to apply, but there is no guarantee that every applicant will receive funding. The debate centers on which campus groups need the money the most.

“There are a lot of valid requests,” said Susie Acevedo, vice president of the finance committee that oversees the applications, “but there just isn’t enough money to go around.”

ASGCC receives revenues from the vending machines and public phones on campus, the bookstore, and receives half of the $10 student activity fee. This is where a bulk of its money comes from, which all goes back to the students in one form or another.

So far, $450 has been approved for materials for the outreach department, $1,800 for the biology department to enhance the arboretum and preserve endemic plant life, and $100 for the Active Charities Team to buy paint for graffiti abatement and plastic bins for food drives.

There are more CPS applications to be approved, which will be discussed at the next meeting.

ASGCC also supports college clubs through Special Organizational Supports (SOS). Any member of the Inter Organizational Committee is eligible to apply for a portion of the $4,000 designated each semester for SOS.

A report given by the Administration Committee, presented by Senator of Administration Ana Narvaez, brought the bylaws and constitution to the table to be approved. The Election Code did not come to the table for approval because it needs to be revised, but it will be ready and apply to the April elections.

On Monday, ASGCC is sending seven members to Sacramento for Lobby Day. Students express their views and interests to state politicians on Lobby Day.

“It is important for students to know what’s going on and meet with state senators to let our voices be heard,” said Eugene Gonzalez, ASGCC Vice President of Campus Activities.